Improve Your Health With Breathing
Breathing is the core element of how the body functions. However, most people don’t think of it that way because it’s just an automatic thing that happens. Just because people don’t think about breathing doesn’t mean they are doing it right. There are many people who have a habit of bad breathing. These bad habits can of course play a major role on how your health is affected.
Change your habits breathing
Changing your breathing habits can take some effort. However, it’s well worth it because if you breathe better, you will be able to have more energy and think more clearly. If you ever find that you are out of energy or are in a down mood for more than a day or two, you might want to consider changing your breathing habits. This may not be the cause in some circumstances but it’s certainly not going to hurt you. It’s worth the try to see if it helps.
Poor breathing habits
There are a variety of reasons why some people have bad breathing habits. To name some of the causes, they are:
Allergies – allergies are not within our control. However, it’s important for you to understand that allergies, and even when they are minor can lead to breathing issues.
Anxiety – when you are anxious, your breathing actually speeds up and becomes much more shallow. People that deal with stress every day due to their job or home life may have chronic breathing issues.
Overweight – When a person it causes them to breathe more difficultly. So, you become used to this way of breathing and it causes stress on the body.
Environment Issues– them via make you have a huge impact on your breathing. This is because of the pollution and the altitude. This can lead to poor breathing habits.
Unhealthy Heart – if your circulatory system is not in the best shape, it can make you feel shortness of breath.
Improve your breathing
There are many different causes of breathing and no matter what yours is, if you put forth some effort to overcome your breathing issues, you can start to have a healthier habit of breathing. There are some common ways that you can add to your every day routine. They are the following:
Yoga – with yoga, you can make a significant improvement in your breathing after only 2 to 3 weeks. You got also improves your overall health and well-being
Meditation – there is a variety of meditation exercises. However, the simplest one that is very common will involve you to sit in a quiet place so you can clear your thoughts. This will help you so you can focus on your breathing
Retrain yourself – this technique is used so you can actually retrain yourself by focusing on your breathing and making sure you do it correctly
Cardiovascular exercises – if you add a few minutes every day to your exercise routine including cardiovascular exercises, this will be able to open up your lung capacity. It is very important that you breathe deeply and will be able to do this for the remainder of the day
Compliments of Kshamica Nimalasuriya MD, MPH
Preventive Medicine & Public Health